Spring in the Donkey Field

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field – Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

I often visit the Donkey Field in village of Uphill.  In late winter it is covered in snowdrops, then come the daffodils, and now bluebells, cowslips and buttercups.

I think this year has been one of its best with a fabulous display of blue and yellow.

Spring in the Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_0108

Spring in the Donkey Field – Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_0108

The field’s name comes from the time it was used to pasture the donkeys from Weston-super-Mare beach when they retired from carrying children over the sand.

Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8293

Donkey Field – Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8293

There is no access onto the field as it surrounded by a fence.  Anyway, due to its size it can easily be viewed from the pavement or the edge of the neighbouring wood plantation.

Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8418

Donkey Field – Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8418

Today it is owned by the Woodland Trust, and the donkeys have been replaced by some very small cattle.

Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8399

Donkey Field – Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8399

And finally…

The white of this dead tree contrasts with the bright colours of the flowers.  Apparently, a replacement tree is on its way!

Donkey Field - Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8271

Donkey Field – Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_8271

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